The Amazon Rag (1904)
Two Step
Last updated: 17.02.23
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Composer: T. Hahn Suppliers: dbe15.gif
Editor: Geoff Grainger Quintet A/T/T/B/GB(B)
Publisher: Ditty Box Enterprises Publication: DBE 587
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Length: approx. 3 mins.
The Amazon Rag is justly praised by Trebor Jay Tichenor in his That American Rag: The Story of Ragtime from Coast to Coast as the finest early ragtime from Cincinnati. Its form is ABACCDD and as transcribed for recorder ensemble, fiendishly difficult - mostly due to the broken chords spread between the voices in the A-strain. A delight to master however and is good preparation for the novelty works some 20 years later by Zez Confrey et al. The final bars are scored 2nd time take descant. This is the editor's device to cope with the final chord. Some expert recorder players can possibly squeak out the top D, F and B by over-blowing instead of alternation.
The composer dedicated this little gem to the Amazon Canoe Club.
The Amazon Rag was published by Miller-Arnold Publishing Co., Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
A tempo of 80 crotchets/min. is suggested.
  Issue Instruments Performer
  DBE MP3 Sample    
audiodbemp315.gif Not issued A/T/T/B/GB(B) Midi Ragtime Recorder Ens.
  Midi File(s)   Sequencer(s)
audiomidi15.gif Midi Colin D. McDonald
     Performer CD Title Supplier
cd15.gif Alan Martin Everything is Ragtime Now flag15us.gif flag15de.gif
cd15.gif Lisa Otey Kitten on the Keys flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif